North Korea may have conducted sixth nuclear test

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump

"South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing!"

"We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea", he said with Gen Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, standing at his side. This action followed threats of an attack on the waters near the USA island territory of Guam which prompted a strong reaction from President Trump.

His comments come after meeting with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other top national security advisors.

South Korean President Moon Jae-In has asked for the "strongest possible" response, calling for new UN Security Council sanctions to "completely isolate" the country.

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However, the Chinese spokesman said military force should not be an option.

Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un spent August trading threats of mass destruction after a US intelligence report revealed North Korea had access to nuclear missiles.

"North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear Test". We really don't see an easy military solution - the distance between North Korea and Seoul is very small.

As North Korea conducts its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, US President Trump considers his response.

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The Chinese Foreign Ministry released a statement urging North Korea "to face up to the firm will of the global community on the denuclearization of the peninsula. stop taking wrong actions that exacerbate the situation and are not in its own interest, and return to the track of resolving the issue through dialogue".

The U.N. Security Council announced that it will have a meeting about the nuclear test tomorrow morning. "But people need to cut off North Korea economically".

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, the United States, Russia, Britain, France and China have nuclear arsenals composed of hydrogen weapons; Israel, India, and Pakistan are generally believed to have nuclear weapons that use only nuclear fission. Geological Survey's Earthquake Hazards Program detected a magnitude 6.3 explosion, about 13 miles east-northeast of Sungjibaegam, North Korea, located near the site where North Korea has detonated nuclear explosions in the past, according to a USGS statement.

Sunday's test was the sixth to be carried out by North Korea and the country's state-controlled media said it was a thermonuclear device.

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"The two leaders agreed to stick to the goal of denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula and keep close communication and coordination to deal with the new situation", Xinhua said in a brief dispatch.

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